Monday, June 07, 2010

Eat Me

When Eat Me opened its doors more than 10 years ago (I am guessing how long they have been opened); it was the buzz around town. First of all; the name EAT ME was already a conversation in itself. In the beginning; we went there all the time. It was one of THE places to go and it was difficult to get a table. It was also convenient for the party animals since Eat Me was on soi Convent; near Pat Pong, soi 4 & soi 2, where all the night life was happening.

Here is what www.frommers.com wrote about Eat Me:
Eat Me is all about exposed industrial beams, dark wood, and indirect lighting on walls of an ever-changing exhibition space. It tends to get billed as a supper-only art cafe (but thankfully the food is much better than the art, which is almost always purely commercial fare). The menu features a smattering of great fusion dishes (the tuna tartar and spicy lemongrass chicken are delicious), as well as fantastic desserts such as sticky date pudding or lemongrass crème brulée, brilliant culinary inspirations from the Aussie-Thai owners. The main air-conditioned room is a better bet than the mosquito-infested balcony overlooking a small courtyard. The young waiters' all-black uniforms and hands-free headsets would give them an ominous air if they weren't all so hysterically camp. There are some decent wines to boot.

I thought the review & description of Eat Me from Frommer's was so funny but at the same time spot on.


We have not eaten at Eat Me for several years (yes...several years). We just forgot about the place; but at the same time the culinary scene of Bangkok has matured some what and there are more choices of fine dinning in town. When Eat Me opened; it was unique. Now, there are tons of nice places to go for dinner. However; Eat Me still has a huge fan base and it will always be a favourite of many.

Eat Me is in a very modern building. You have to climb stairs to get to the main restaurant. Once you enter the restaurant; you notice right away the lighting is very strategic due to highlighting the art on the walls and to the food on the table. The dinning room itself is 'L' shaped. There are tables outside on the terrace; but why anyone would want to sit in the heat & with the mosquitoes is a mystery to me.


Eat Me serves hearty, big chunk and good bread. Accompanied with olive oil an salt. All nice.


The first starter was Prawns with Betel Leaf.


The second second starter was Tuna Tartare with soba.


The third starter was Eat Me's version of Pa Pia Sot.


The first main dish was Tasmanian Salmon with grilled leeks.


The next main dish was Grilled Chicken with Papaya salad.


The next main dish was Grilled Lamb with pomegranite.


The dessert was Eat Me's famous Sticky Date Pudding with home made vanilla ice-cream.


Overall; the food at Eat Me is too complicated for us. Meaning that there is too much going on the plate. It is nice to have some colour, texture, flavours in a dish; but when there is too much of it; the dish loses something along the way because our palette & senses do not know what to focus on anymore. Another aspect of the food is that most of the dishes were too sweet. We are not sure why this is.

The service is very good and friendly. The prices are reasonable. The 'art' can be subjective; some are really bizarre, some are awful & some are really nice. Eat Me is a comfortable and easy going place to hang out. There is really no parking in the soi, so I recommend that you park in the Philips Building in front of soi Convent and walk to Eat Me.

www.eatmerestaurant.com

20 metres off Convent Rd. (in Soi Pipat 2), Silom
Bangkok, 10500
02-238-0931

5 comments:

NorrisBradwell04張 said...

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sdas said...

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Dani said...

Nice blog you got here! I'm from Manila and will visit Bangkok this Thursday...might visit some places you've posted here. Thanks a lot! :)

Cheers,
Dani

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GlenS_Mielke12嘉偉17 said...

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